Report Shows Long Island Lost Jobs at Fastest Rate Statewide During Pandemic

Long Island’s top officials called on Congress to deliver significant financial relief to Suffolk and Nassau counties reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic.

A bi-county study on the economic impacts revealed a net job loss of 220,000 to date, a disproportionate share of which were low-paying positions, workers with low levels of education and jobs held by Hispanic and Latino workers. The numbers have “fallen off a cliff,” Nassau County Executive Laura Curran said during a press conference on Thursday.

Report Shows Long Island Lost Jobs at Fastest Rate Statewide During Pandemic

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